We will be closed on Monday, 2nd May 2016 for the May Day Holiday.
We will reopen as normal on Tuesday, 3rd May 2016.
Please see attached invitation to come along and view our new extension!
All pre-school childen will have their photos taken both individually and as the graduating “Class of 2016” – AM and PM session.
Picture Panda will provide children with graduation hats and gowns for photos. They have also asked that photos are taken in children’s bare feet.
The anticipated schedule for these photographs are as follows:
Room 1 (Red, Purple and Orange Groups) – Thursday, 21st April 2016
Room 2 (Blue and Green Groups) – Friday, 22nd April 2016
Unfortunately these are the only two days Picture Panda are in attendance at nursery, therefore, if your child will not be at nursery on their allocated room day please let staff know and we will do our best to ensure their photographs are taken on the alternate day.
All photographs and packages will be on sale at our Graduation Ceremonies (both AM and PM sessions) on Friday, 17th June 2016.
As always its been a busy couple of weeks at Madras Family Centre and time has flown by in the lead up to Easter. Some of our more recent events involved, Big Brushathon, Eat Better Feel Better, Earth Hour, Recycling Superhero Performance, Primary 1 Transition Information Evening and of course today’s very well received Easter fun day.
Please keep your eye on our website at the start of next week for some of our feedback and photos from these events.
The staff at Madras Family Centre would like to wish you all a safe and happy Easter weekend and look forward to seeing you all again when we return on Tuesday, 29th March at the normal times.
Our cooking programme has been ongoing for the last couple of weeks and has proven to be very popular.
Due to the Easter and May Bank holidays there will be a break in the programme, dates still to come are as follows:
Friday, 22nd April
Friday, 6th May
Friday, 13th May
Friday, 20th May
PLEASE NOTE THIS CLASS IS FULL, THESE DATES ARE FOR REFERENCE ONLY.
As a result of parental discussion which took place recently at our Parent Focus Group, parents are eager to have access to a community space to meet/chat with other parents once a month. This will be facilitated within the nursery but not staff led. We are eager to trial this on;
Friday, 1st April 2016 at 09:15am to 10:15am and 13:15pm – 14:15pm.
Please pop along if you are interested.
As you are all aware we are an eco-friendly Family Centre and as per last year we will be celebrating ‘Earth Hour’. Each child will be given a candle to take home with them today. On Saturday, 19th March at 20.30pm for one hour you are asked to turn off all your lights in support of the environment and light your candle. Should you choose to take part in this we would ask that you are mindful of fire safety within your home by following the instructions given on the following link from Fire Scotland.
Stay and Play
We are introducing our new ‘Stay and Play’ sessions after the Easter Break. These will be led by Mrs Armstrong and Mrs Robertson and will allow parent/carers the opportunity to come into our playrooms and experience play based learning with their children. These short sessions will run over a number of weeks and will incorporate messy play, creative play, enquiry and outdoor play. Please put your name down on the sheets in the entrance foyer if you are interested. Places are filling up fast!
Wednesday, 20th April – Messy Play
Monday, 25th April – Make and Play with Food
Tuesday, 3rd May – Eco Creativity
Thursday, 12th May – Science
Please find attached poster in relation to the above.
Should you wish to take part in the consultation please follow the link below;